You will find promotions at all online casinos; some casinos have promotions of some kind running all the time, whilst others offer them every now and then. If you’re a new player you will very soon come across these promotions and in order to benefit from them to the full, there are some simple things that you need to remember.
All promotions have a time limit and once that limit is reached you will not longer be able to benefit from the promotion when playing. When you first arrive at a casino you need to check out the current promotions. Sometimes players can be misled because casinos often display the write-ups about their older promotions as a kind of advertisement. So before you become too excited about a promotion make sure that it is current and not a tempting advert.
As well as a date limit, promotions will also have a specific time limit for that date. Some casinos accommodate time zones depending on where their players live. First you need to know if your casino follows EST, Pacific Time, or GMT. This is really important if you want to take part in a tournament and don’t want to log in the find that it has already finished.
Some promotions are really fun and if players have completed certain activities they will be awarded a bonus. Now you will find that certain casinos will credit these bonuses to your account, while others will give you a code which you must use to claim your bonus. In these cases you may find that if you don’t claim it, your bonus will be lost, even if you have been the winner of the competition or completed the necessary activities.
Watch out, because some casinos put a time limit on claiming your bonus; new players in particular should check the casino rules with regards to the redemption of bonuses. If a code has been given for redeeming a bonus, be sure to check your casino inbox or the email address you gave when registering. It’s important to do this every few hours especially if there is a time limit on reclaiming the bonus.
You may find that some promotions ask you to bet a specified amount on certain games. If you are a new player, make sure you read all the rules and conditions carefully. The last thing you want to do is to use up all the money you have paid into the casino in order to comply with these conditions or requirements.
You may discover, however, that the casino demands that fresh deposits to your account must cover part of the wager for these special promotions. It’s important to be aware of this because if this is a condition and you bet only from your existing deposits, you will not get the benefit of the special promotion.
So you can see how important it is to take time to read all the rules and conditions before you begin to play in any new promotion. Please don’t ignore promotions because of the extra research time they require; promotions are exciting and lots of fun, but they all have different rules, so beware.